Third Force News: Record numbers of visually impaired children need support

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3 April 2020
Source: Third Force News

Royal Blind say there are now 4,735 schoolchildren in Scotland with visual impairments. A charity is calling for urgent action to support record numbers of visually impaired children in Scotland’s schools. Royal Blind said the number of schoolchildren with visual impairments has more than doubled over the last decade, from 2,005 in 2010 to 4,735 today. Over the same period,

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Blind school pupils attainment gap is highlighted

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20 December 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Blind and partially sighted school children are gaining fewer qualifications than their classmates, prompting calls from a sight loss charity for action to close a ‘shocking and unnecessary gap in attainment’. In a submission made yesterday [19 December 2019] to a Scottish Government review of additional support for learning, RNIB Scotland says: “Blind and partially sighted pupils require additional support

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